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Address: Avenida Boavista 604 610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 012 0220
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was...

Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was Cultural Capital of Europe, and it is the first new building in Portugal to be entirely dedicated to music - to the presentation and public enjoyment of music, to music education and to the creation of music. The project took shape in 1999 after the Rem Koolhaas & Ellen van Loon - Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the international architectural competition. Work began in 1999 on the site of Porto's former central tram garage on the Rotunda da Boavista, and Casa da Musica opened its doors to the public on April 15th , 2005. Casa da Musica was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of Porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of Porto and for the wider world. Underlying it is an innovative and wide-ranging cultural project, which aims to make an exciting contribution to the national and international music scene, as an arena for all types of musical events - from classical music to jazz, from fado to electronic music, from great international productions to more experimental projects. Besides concerts, recitals and other types of performance, Casa da Musica also organises events for musicians and musicologists and invests in research into the origins of Portuguese music. In addition, it plays a very important role in music education. It is a cultural meeting point between music and other areas of artistic creation and knowledge, providing a space for all kinds of audiences and creators.

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Well guided tour of a contemporary music venue

As an architect, I take the time to see both old and new works. This venue is a stunning relatively new building. I had never seen a music hall with windows, big windows. How... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As an architect, I take the time to see both old and new works. This venue is a stunning relatively new building. I had never seen a music hall with windows, big windows. How outlandish! Who would have dared do that? But Rem Koolhaas did. Hats off to him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are permanent activities all along summer either indoors and outdoors. The bar self-service works great with good stuff at reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled on this gem by chance in Boavista. The building is not attractive on the outside but inside, there was truly a 'wow' factor. I had brunch in the cafe and there was classical music to go with my meal. During my visit there was a constant flow of musicians coming and going A great experience and its well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, Casa da Música is the main concert hall of Porto. Opened in 2005, the construction of the building has brought new challenges to engineering, in order to achieve the unique geometric shape that the building has. Looking at just the building's original appearance, this is one of the most impressiveconcert halls built in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have an English tour guided by Rita. The tour was interesting with a all lot of historical about building this unique place. Also you are can enjoy of my the using of this theater our days. I recommend to check for a concert or other other performance during he your stay in Porto. The acoustic should be special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the lift to the top floor, walked past the restaurant through some plate glass doors and found 4 armchairs and a great view. A lovely place to spend a few moments relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

if you want to listen to a concert then you might wanna check casa da musica's offers. loved barock concert and liked very much the big, modern concert hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great and unexpectedly cosy place in Porto which undoubtedly is the central place of music, art and cultural events. The amount of significant scenes is hard to be described. You should just look through the booklet of a year-scheduled events to have a desire never to leave it. Lots of educational programs for children and just an impressive architectural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very modern building but with immense charm and the typical Portuguese tiles, very versatile and a huge addition to Porto as a class venue for orchestras and other musicians from anywhere in the world. The English Tour and guided visit was of high standard and most enjoyable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded by classic buildings dating from the late 19th through early/mid-20th century, this post-modern, late-20th century structure seems woefully out of place. Keep in mind, I am only reviewing the structure of the building, NOT what goes on inside which is accessible via a tour or scheduled concert, although a top floor restaurant is open to the public.

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